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GMC Has Unveiled All-New Hummer EV With 1,000 Horsepower And 0-60 In 3 Seconds

by : Hannah Smith on : 21 Oct 2020 12:26
GMC Has Unveiled All-New Hummer EV With 1,000 Horsepower And 0-60 In 3 SecondsGMC

It’s been a long time coming, but GMC has finally unveiled their newer, bigger and greener Hummer. 

Some 14 years after the Hummer H3 hit the market, the pick-up truck brand is making a comeback with the Hummer EV – a fully electric vehicle that GMC says will go on sale late next year.

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And it’s a beast. At 216.8 inches long, the Hummer EV is more than a foot longer than the Hummer H2, and rides higher than a Ford Raptor. A 200kWh battery and three motor setup packs the model with an estimated 1,000 horsepower, and an optional launch mode catchily called ‘Watts to Freedom’ – or WTF – that enables a 0-60 speed of three seconds.

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It’s electric credentials are pretty decent too. With a 320 mile range, the Hummer EV is also the first vehicle able to use 350 kilowatt fast-chargers, meaning it will be able to pick up 100 miles in range after just 10 minutes of charging.

GMC is debuting a few other impressive design features, too. The Hummer EV is fully convertible, featuring a four-panel detachable glass ‘Infinity Roof’ and removable central I-bar. And then there’s the ‘crab-walk mode’ – a new off-road system that allows the vehicle to move diagonally and execute a tighter turning circle than other similar-sized trucks. 18 different cameras form the Hummer’s ‘UltraVision’ system, designed to help drivers navigate obstacles, are on all sides.

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As was announced earlier this month, the Hummer EV’s onboard infotainment system will be powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine – a first for the auto industry – which includes a number of widgets designed for off-roading. Oh, and it also comes with a hands-free Super Cruise driving mode as standard.

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The Hummer looks set to beat out the competition to become the first all-electric pick-up truck to reach the market, although GMC sees their new model as in a class all of its own – a new kind of ‘supertruck’ that lead development engineer Aaron Pfau says is ‘forging a new path’ in the industry.

With all that said, you won’t be surprised to hear that the Hummer EV doesn’t come cheap. The single-spec Edition 1 model set for launch in 2021 will be priced at $112,595. That’s comfortably the most expensive car currently sold by GMC, and one of the most expensive the company has produced in its history.

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Your move, Cybertruck.

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